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in order to try to advance the obama administration's regulatory agenda and they just broke the senate rules in order to exercise the power grab. so i would sum it up by saying it is a sad day in the history of the senate. after today, advise and consent probably means to them 100% consent. senator alexander would give you statistics on how common the rejection of nominees has been in the past because i think it will be eye-opening for you. >> thank you. in my view, this is the most important and most dangerous restructuring of senate rules since thomas jefferson wrote them at the beginning of our country. it is really not about the filibuster. it is another raw exercise of political power to permit the majority to do anything it wants whenever it wants to do it. it is obamacare ii in that sense. as senator levin said, after world war ii, a united states senate in which the majority can do anything it wants any time it wants is a senate without rules. it would be like the red sox falling behind in boston and saying to the cardinals, well, where the home team so we will add a few inning
requirements of obamacare. this directly contradicts the promise made by president obama that we could keep our existing programs, he says. madam speaker, just yesterday 992 s reported that only tennesseans, yes, less than 1,000 tennesseans selected new coverage through the obamacare exchanges. yet, at least 94,000, yes, 94,000 across our state have lost their coverage. the president must honor his promise to the american people and work with congress to protect the americans like greg. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kelly: thank you, madam speaker. last week i met with businesses around my district as part of the economic development tour. i went to a coffee shop in hyde park where people go for great coffee and conversation. i met with one ranked 63rd on the foshese list of best small businesses in america. they are keeping our troops safe by investing in technologies that protect them from the harmful effects of
with respect to iran. signed, barack obama, the white house, november 12, 2013. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 5:00 p.m host: we are going to talk now about the size, scope and cost of federal contractors in the work force. i'm joined by new york university professor paul white. thank you for being with us today. guest: absolutely delighted. host: explain to us what a federal contractor is and how they're different from full-time federal employees? guest: we purchase a lot of materiel from contractors. they're one step removed from the federal government. there are private firms, some nonprofit. some working as, you know, service contractors on schedule c 1099 income. is a very large number of people who work in directly for the federal government. there is a good debate about whether they are de facto federal employees. is a big, big workforce. host: it is a big work force with a big price tag. i am looking at a chart from cnn that sa
to the american people about this law. in 2009, a speech before the american medical association, president obama stated, we will keep this promise to the american people -- if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period. if you like your health plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan, period. no one will take that away no matter what, closed quote. at the end of september, the president said, the first thing you need to know is this -- if you already have health care, you don't have to do anything, closed quote. americans from across the country, from across the ideological spectrum, agree that president obama has broken this fundamental promise and now his attempts to reconcile this broken promise only serve to bring further confusion and chaos. today, h.r. 3350 offers a real solution. the bill would allow plans available on the individual market today to be offered in calendar year 2014. it would provide millions of americans the opportunity to keep their health care plan in 2014. the bill would also ensure that americans keeping their plans would not face a penalty und
ties. as we have done in the past, we will stand by our allies in need and i commend the obama administration for rushing to the aid of the filipino people. and also i commend the efforts of the filipino community of guam, the government of guam, and the local nonprofits and businesses for mobilizing to provide resources to their counterparts like operation tomadachi, we are rushing to the aid of the philippines. this is how we demonstrate our commitment to the pacific partners. i appreciate and commend the efforts of our federal government to send significant resources to the impacted areas of the philippines and i urge this congress to reaffirm this commitment to the philippines and to support providing resources necessary to help them recover. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, oba
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